Iomedae

Goddess of valor, rulership, justice and honor

Iomedae (pronounced ahy-OH-meh-day) is the goddess of righteous valor, justice, and honor. Having served as Aroden's herald, she inherited many of the Last Azlanti's followers upon his death, and continues to espouse the ideas of honor and righteousness in the defense of good and the battle against evil.

As a mortal, Iomedae led the Knights of Ozem in the Shining Crusade against the forces of the Whispering Tyrant. In the fall of 3832 AR, Iomedae, was the last mortal to pass the Test of the Starstone and ascend to godhood. Her actions took the notice of Aroden. She became his herald, replacing the slain Arazni. She served him in this capacity until Aroden's death in 4606 AR.

Iomedae manifests as a valiant sword-mistress in full plate mail. She wields a long sword and a heraldic shield. Her shield casts a holy light, blinding evil beings, and her aura causes malevolent forces to tremble and falter.

Many paladins are followers of Iomedae.

Priests of Iomedae

REQUIREMENTS: Wisdom 10, Charisma 11. Wisdom or Charisma 16 means +5% experience; Wisdom and Charisma 16 means +10% experience.
ALIGNMENT: LG
WEAPONS: Same as clerics
ARMOR: Any
SPHERES: Major - All, astral, combat, guardian, healing, law, protection. Minor - Charm, divination, war.
MAGICAL ITEMS: Same as clerics
REQ. PROFS: Etiquette
BONUS PROFS: Heraldry, land-based riding (horse)
TURN UNDEAD: As cleric (see below)

  • Must tithe 25% of their income to their home temple or shrine, may only employ good henchmen, may only keep enough wealth to support them in a modest manner (similar to paladins), and may not personally possess more than 10 magical items (the same as paladins— though special items loaned them by their church do not count against this limit).
  • In addition to being able to turn undead, may decide instead to command the undead to perform certain specific tasks, such as guarding a passageway without endangering their alignment.
  • receive Constitution hit point adjustments to their Hit Dice as if they were warriors.
  • Henchmen following a priest of Iomedea treat them as if their Charisma scores were 18 for purposes of determining loyalty, provided that those henchmen worship, or at least respect, Iomedae.
  • Ability to Lay on Hands as a Paladin.
  • Able to cast command (as the 1st-level priest spell) once per day; they gain the ability to cast an additional command at 5th level.
  • At 6th level, are able to cast Righteous Wrath of the Faithful (as the 5th-level priest spell) once per day.
  • At 10th level, are able to dispel evil once a day.
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